June 5, 2012



Singing in the rain: Technology improves monitoring of bird sounds

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new computer technology that can listen to multiple bird sounds at one time to identify which species are present and how they may be changing as a result of habitat loss or climate change. "It's difficult to hear and identify even one or two bird species at a time, and when you have many of them singing at once it's even more difficult," said Forrest Briggs, a doctoral student in computer science at OSU. Phys.Org, Science Codex, KGW, GreenPacks, KVAL, Wildlife News

Threepeat: Speedy Beavers from OSU make car racing history

The Global Formula Racing team at Oregon State University recently won for the third consecutive year at Michigan International Speedway, considered the national championship of Formula SAE racing – the only time this has ever happened. KVAL, SAE

Ocean wave energy to be explored at Corvallis Science Pub

These are the formative years of a West Coast wave energy industry, and scientists are working with businesses, communities and policymakers to gather environmental data, test new technologies and consider options – all of which will be explored June 11 at the Corvallis Science Pub. OSU news release


Engineering Club Carnival Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural engineering carnival last Thursday! The event raised $303 in cash donations and 214 cans of food for Linn-Benton Food Share. The results:


  • EECS: 245
  • CBEE: 156
  • CCE: 66
  • MIME: 50

Ticket Counts (most popular booths)

  • CBEE: 108
  • IEEE: 87
  • ASME: 85
  • SHPE: 58
  • CCE: 39
  • OSURC: 35
  • EWB: 25


CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring

Brush up on your web authoring skills this summer. CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring is an online, 8-week course that will cover Tagging in HTML 5, Styling in CSS 3, Graphic Design techniques, Basics of PHP and MySQL connectivity, Incorporating JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery and API functions, Configuring Content Management Systems (CMS), and Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM). In just 8 weeks, you’ll build a professional-level web site for the topic of your choice, incorporating modern functions such as RSS/XML feeds, custom maps, embedded media, secure forms, product listings, and shopping carts. CRN 73074, 4 credits

CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring

Learn HTML and CSS in CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring, an online 4-week intensive 4-credit course. Focus is on page design and production and Image optimization. In just 4 weeks, you’ll have a functional web site for the topic of your choice. Build a site for your portfolio, club, or friends and family. No textbook required. CRN 73073, 4 credits

Prep for finals with an Academic Coaching appointment

An hour of your time can make a big impact!  Sig up here: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/academic-coaching

Workshops @ The HUB

The College of Engineering is offering several workshops throughout spring term for engineering students. Topics include:

  • Pro-School Application Workshop (Wednesday, June 6, 4-5pm)


Microsoft Career Panel: Find Your Dream Job Webinar

Tuesday, June 5, 12:00 PM (Noon) PDT & Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 PM PDT. In this webinar, a Microsoft program manager, software developer, software developer in test, and a senior solution manager will provide insight on their day-to-day jobs and their career paths. Bring all your questions, big and small! Our panelists will do their best to provide meaningful answers. Details


Tuesday, June 5, 12-2p, KEC 3114. MS Final Examination – Seok Min Jung. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Gabor Temes, Huaping Liu; GCR: Thomas Schmidt. “Design of a low jitter digital PLL with low input frequency.” Details

Thursday, June 7, 9a-11a, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Mohammed Sinky. Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Huaping Liu, Bechir Hamdaoui, Roger Traylor; GCR: Keith Levien. “Adaptive Retransmission for H.264 High Definition Video Over 802.11 Networks.” Details

Friday, June 8, 11a-1p, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Michael Antonishen. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Alex Yokochi; GCR: Joseph Zaworski. “Use of a Model Predictive Control Framework for Optimal Control of Grid Scale Electrical Energy Storage in Conjunction with a Wind Farm.” Details

Monday, June 11, 10a-12p, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Taylor Johnson. Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Bella Bose, Thinh Nguyen, Ted Brekken; GCR: Sourabh Apte. “Target-Based Coverage Extension of 802.11 MANETs Via Constrained UAV Mobility.” Details

Monday, June 11, 1-3pm, KEC 4107. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Wei Liu. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Ben Lee, Raviv Raich; GCR: Abi Farsoni. “Efficient Detection and Scheduling Design for MIMO-OFDM Systems.” Details

Monday, June 11, “2-4pm, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Ken Hoshino. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: John Conley, Albrecht Jander, Douglas Keszler; GCR: David Hackleman. “Fabrication Process Assessment and Negative Bias Illumination Stress Study of IGZO and ZTO TFTs.” Details


Thursday, June 7, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. “Efficiently Analyzing Large-Scale Molecular Simulation Data with Accuracy Guarantees” presented by Yicheng Tu, University of South Florida. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Friday, June 8, Noon – 1pm, Metolius Room, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Bldg 11, 1110 NE Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR. Nano-engineered siRNA Based Therapy for Multiple Drug Resistant Cancer” presented by
Wassana Yantasee, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details


Recent job postings on Beaver JobNet

Students must apply through Beaver JobNet to access/apply for the postings. Using their onid accounts, students/alums can log in here: https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact Cheryl.L.Herring@oregonstate.edu.

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is seeking a Student Office Worker beginning in summer 2012. The position is part-time (15-20 hours/week during the summer with the potential for continued employment during the 2012-2013 academic year. Office receptionist duties including (but not limited to) managing the phone, processing forms and paperwork, assisting students, greeting visiting students and family members, and preparing materials for Engineering events; Assist with event planning; Managing existing databases and manipulating data and statistics; Designing promotional materials such as brochures, fliers, and handouts. Details

High Speed IC Design Engineer, Teledyne. Designs, develops, modifies and evaluates high-speed IC sub-blocks for various semiconductor technologies. Improves existing circuit design and generates new intellectual property. Participates in the architecture design by providing sub-block trade-off information for top-level integration. High-Speed digital integrated circuit design, from behavioral level simulation to physical circuit / layout design for integration into mixed-signal integrated circuit. Use integrated circuit mixed-signal design platform (such as Cadence) to compose, simulate, and verify the design. Laboratory characterization. Details

As an Analog Design Engineer for TI’s Silicon Valley Labs, you’ll be responsible for custom IC design work including developing, modifying and evaluating integrated circuits for electronic equipment and other hardware systems. In addition, as part of SVL you will also be expected to define unique system level solutions and architectures to satisfy customer needs. Hands-on lab experience evaluating and debugging analog and power electronics is a must. Exceptional candidates will demonstrate the ability to understand problems, propose unique solutions, evaluate their solutions in system level simulations and hardware prototypes and design the analog circuits necessary to realize the solutions. Details

Analog/mixed signal design, Broadcom. Working within the Irvine high speed analog/mixed signal design team this role will involve the specification, design, verification, and validation of complex analog and mixed-signal blocks and systems in deep submicron CMOS technologies for a wide variety of application areas including wireline networking. The successful candidate will be expected to design, participate in technical reviews, generate intellectual property, as well as contribute to architectural and circuit improvements in a wide range of areas. Details

Technical Marine Service (TMS) is seeking an automation engineer to support design and execution efforts associated with ongoing and upcoming automation projects. TMS is a growing engineering firm that specializes in the design and installation of custom engineered marine control systems and marine grade automation products. The core of TMS’s business consists of retro-fit control solutions for US flag commercial vessel operators, contract operators of U.S. Maritime Administration vessels, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Coast Guard. Typical control system applications include marine propulsion control, propulsion plant automation and SCADA, HMI applications, custom cargo handling controls, and consulting engineering. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

  • Quality Assurance Engineer | Tualatin
  • Software Engineer - Windows | Vancouver, WA
  • Java Engineer | Portland
  • Application Software Developer | Lake Oswego
  • Data Analyst (Multiple Openings) | Beaverton
  • Web Developer | Beaverton
  • LAMP Developer | Beaverton
  • Software Development Intern | Hillsboro

ATI Wah Chang is one of the largest producers of specialty metals and chemicals in the world. Our talented people use innovative technologies to offer growing global markets a wide range of specialty metals and their related alloys. Wah Chang materials are used in energy production, chemical and mineral processing, aerospace, medical, research, and consumer products. We invite you to pursue a future in these challenging and rewarding career paths: Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marketing & Sales, Accounting, Information Systems, Maintenance Crafts. Details

Join ThoughtWorks June 9th and 10th in Portland for your chance to be the next generation of ThoughtLeaders. You will have an opportunity to talk with Jeff Wishnie, Director of ThoughtWorks’ Social Impact Program and discuss ThoughtWorks’ social impact endeavors. Hot off his latest trip to east Africa, Jeff will give a brief introduction to ThoughtWorks’ Social Impact Program and describe work ThoughtWorks is performing for mission-driven clients such as UNICEF, Democracy Now!, and Grameen Foundation. Details

Analyst Programmer, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. The purpose of this position is to provide technical support for the Blackboard learning management system, and to develop, integrate and support associated software components. This position participates as a member of a team to provide support for the Blackboard learning management system, and requires extensive interaction with Linux operating systems and database programming concepts. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students. Sample jobs:

  • Compucom | Software Design Engineer in TEST-PowerShell, C# (Redmond, WA); Senior Sustaining Software Engineers (2) (Portland, OR); SDET GAMES, mobile phone (Redmond, WA)
  • Harvey Nash | Senior Software Engineer (Seattle, WA)
  • Intel Corporation | CPU Architect - 615255 (Hillsboro, OR); Operating System Developers (Hillsboro, Folsom and Santa Clara, CA)
  • Life Technologies | Staff Engineer, Software (Foster City, California); Staff Engineer, Software (San Francisco, California)
  • Next Step Systems | Software Development Engineer - Test (Seattle, WA)
  • Raytheon | SOA Developer (Garland, TX)
  • 165739 | Manager, Network Engineering (Seattle, WA)
  • Compucom | SDET GAMES, mobile phone (Redmond, WA)
  • T-Mobile | Manager, Enterprise UNIX Systems (Bothell, WA)
  • University of Washington | Database Administrator Programmer (Seattle, WA)
  • Mavensoft Tech | Technical Writer-1 (Folsom, CA); QA Tester (Salem, OR); Systems Analyst (Salem, OR); Website Developer (Salem, OR); UX Designer (Chandler, AZ); Drupal System Administrator (Hillsboro, OR); Database Developer (Hillsboro, OR); Linux Test Engineer (Hillsboro, OR)


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